How to Web 2014 angel investment track: best practices for angel investors, working with accelerators & more

Angel investors and accelerators are one of the essential layers of the CEE and SEE tech ecosystems, providing support and financing for early-stage startups. Since financing resources are fewer than in Western Europe or the US, angel investors and accelerators are instrumental to ensuring that startups can achieve the desired growth and expertise necessary to attract a round A investment.

Because we recognize the importance of angel investors, we decided to dedicate a special track to exploring the best practices in the field, along with our friends from Angelsbootcamp and representatives from top accelerators from all over the world and, of course, top regional angel investors.

Learning together how to better support early-stage startups

Angel investors are the people with financial resources that can boost a startup in return for a small equity. But often so do the accelerators. So that’s why it’s essential to get together and discuss key issues such as:

How to Web 2014 main track: future trends & entrepreneurship

It was the year of the Internet of Things and hardware startups, European mobile and online gaming market explosion and crypto-currencies boom. Since the main stage at How to Web is the core of the conference, the place to hear keynotes from top speakers from around the world, this year we’re dedicating it to future trends in technology and entrepreneurship, areas in which tech innovation thrives through its builders.

Follow the money, but stick to your team

If you have previously attended the How To Web Conference you must have heard the words “think on a global level, but leverage the local resources” at least once. It’s always nice to dream big, to aim high, to think of your product as a global one. But until the recent years that meant to act globally as well, to somehow reach Silicon Valley or at least London’s Tech City and try to make it there, where the real money is.

But things are changing pretty fast in Europe. London, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Stockholm, Moscow became tech clusters that rapidly focused on startups and the finances began to flow in. And the inevitable, but wrongful comparison with Silicon Valley started in the media.